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  • Blog Post

    From conversation to action: The role of women empowerment in transforming Africa

    24 January 2017 | Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi

    Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi discusses the investment needed to further harness the potential for women on the African continent in transforming their societies. The annals of history are littered with factual accounts of successful women, some leaders of nations, others champions of social transformation with global consequence. While their true number may yet be a matter...

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    How Zimbabwe can embrace the future of work

    23 January 2017 | McDonald Lewanika

    Local contexts must be given as much prominence as global in the debate about the future of work, argues LSE’s McDonald Lewanika. The future of work is at the centre of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) centenary conversations for 2019 when it turns 100. This multi-sector global debate focuses on four conversations: work and society; decent jobs;...

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  • Event

    IGC Public Lecture - Refuge: Transforming a broken refugee system

    29 March 2017

    DATE AND TIME: Wednesday 29 March, from 18:30 to 20:00 VENUE: Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics Presenting their new book on 29th March 2017 at the LSE,  Paul Collier and Alexander Betts will discuss how the world is facing its greatest refugee crisis since the Second World War, yet the institutions responding to it remain virtually unchanged...

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  • Blog Post

    China’s industrial policy fosters collusion

    11 January 2017 | Joe Kaboski, Wyatt Brooks, Yao Amber Li, Vikas Dimble

    China’s economic growth is often attributed to the rapid proliferation of special economic zones (SEZ). New research suggests that gains to firms arising from the preferential tax and regulatory incentives for locating inside an SEZ, may come at a cost to consumers. Clustering may equally promote competition and collusion among firms in SEZs; could benefits from collusion...

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    Reforming fossil fuel subsidies provides opportunity to better target government support towards women and children

    10 January 2017 | Shruti Sharma, Laura Merrill, Christopher Beaton, Lucy Kitson

    A new report from the Global Subsidies Initiative of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) finds that Bangladeshi, Indian and Nigerian governments can significantly curb poverty among women and children in their countries by redesigning fossil fuel subsidies.   Fossil Fuel subsidies fail to reach households with greatest needs Globally,...

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  • Blog Post

    The inadequacy of South Africa’s Black Economic Empowerment policy

    5 January 2017 | Vrinda Chopra

    Vrinda Chopra analyses the detrimental effects of the BBBEE on smallholder farmers and cooperatives in South Africa. The Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) of South Africa is a landmark policy for reversing the historical marginalisation of Black, Coloured and Indian people in the country. The policy outlines a scorecard that promotes non-white ownership,...

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    Publication - Growth Brief

    Growth Brief: The cost of violence - Estimating the economic impact of conflict

    13 December 2016 | Hannes Mueller, Julia Tobias

    Alongside its dire humanitarian costs, armed conflict poses a range of risks to a country’s economic growth and development. Measuring the economic impacts of violence matters because it can inform resilience strategies and drive resources toward conflict prevention. Fragile states often struggle to maintain resilience to conflict and other shocks; conflict, economic...

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    Why new skills and partnerships are needed for implementation of the New Urban Agenda

    23 November 2016 | Denise Chan

    Over 30,000 participants descended upon Quito, Ecuador last month to take part in the Habitat III conference that celebrated the 'New Urban Agenda', the UN’s global manifesto on sustainable urbanisation for the next 20 years. The document, agreed by governments and adopted in Quito, sets out wide-ranging and ambitious challenges to all nations and cities, but it provides...

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    The cost of air pollution in South Africa

    22 November 2016 | Katye Altieri, Samantha Keen

    Developing countries like South Africa have a heavy reliance on fossil fuels, resulting in productivity losses and mortality due to high concentrations of air pollution, namely, fine particulate matter (PM). A recent IGC study indicates that 7.4% of all deaths in South Africa in 2012 were due to chronic exposure to fine PM, costing the country up to 6% of its GDP. High...

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    Rural-to-urban migration: Improving labour market prospects

    16 November 2016 | Amanda Jinhage

    A conference co-hosted by the IGC and the Stanford Center for International Development yielded multiple insights on the potential benefits of migration to cities for generating economic growth in developing countries. Reducing transport costs through transport subsidies and better roads allows people to work urban jobs with higher wages. Leading researchers gathered to...

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